DE-PBS Partners

Center for Disabilities Studies
Delaware Department of Education

There are three separate surveys:  Student, Teacher/Staff, and Home.  Schools can choose to survey 1-3 populations.  Whereas the Teacher/Staff and Home surveys are appropriate for all grade levels, the Student survey is for grades 3-12.

When?

Surveys are available to be used on an annual basis.  Schools are invited to participate in the fall, surveys are administered in January – February, and data summary reports are returned to schools in May.

How?

Student surveys are available in two formats: a one-page computer-scorable Scantron form, OR an online survey.  The student version is also available in Spanish.

Teacher/Staff surveys can only be completed on-line with a computer.

Home surveys are available in two formats: a one-page computer-scorable Scantron form, OR an online survey.  It is recommended that the online survey only be used in schools where electronic correspondence is established for all families to ensure equal access.  The Home version is also available in Spanish.

Are there additional resources?

Each year a workshop is held in May to support schools to understand and interpret their data reports.  Schools are guided through use of the “Steps for Interpreting School Reports.”

A published study by Bear, Gaskins, Blank, and Chen (2011) in the Journal of School Psychology provided strong evidence of the construct and concurrent validity and the reliability of the Delaware School Climate Survey-Student.

Bear, G.G., Gaskins, C., Blank, J., & Chen, F.F. (2011). Delaware School Climate – Student: Its Factor Structure, Concurrent Validity, and Reliability. Journal of School Psychology, 49, 157-174